The Global Business Strategy Album

 

Welcome to The Global Business Strategy Album

 

Sleeve Notes
The Global Business Strategy Blog was a limited-series weekly updated commentary commencing 1st March 2019 which combined extracts from Outside Fortress Europe: Strategies for the Global Market with analysis of contemporary global strategic management issues and more general international business affairs. Posts addressed the challenges these presented to companies from all countries, from all sectors and of all sizes who were designing and/or managing global business strategies during an extraordinary period in the history of globalization. This also includes firms pursuing purely domestic business strategies but which need to prepare for the harsh realities of global competition which Brexit and the much-lauded new ‘free trade’ deals will undoubtedly unleash.

The Global Business Strategy Blog: Individual posts and the curated Global Business Strategy Album
Globalization, economics, politics, disruptive technologies, climate change, novel business processes, unorthodox organizational structures and a milieu of constant product/service innovations combine to create a crazy, frenzied and unpredictable international business environment characterised by multiple discontinuities.

The 24/7 news cycle reflects and amplifies this ‘noise’, making strategic decision making an apparently precarious undertaking.

But the earth still spins on its axis and is not ‘shrinking’ or ‘flat’ as some business gurus would have us believe. A key challenge of global strategic management is to achieve a balanced approach to understanding and addressing the twin forces of continuity and disruption. The tricky tasks involving the determination of which type of change is which provides the subject of the first post on ‘Side One’ of this peer-reviewed, curated Global Business Strategy Album collection: Risk, uncertainty, the strategy challenge and organizational response.

The first two posts of The Global Business Strategy Album are extended ‘Foundation essays’ which ‘set-the-scene’ for the updates posted since The  GBS Blog was originally introduced. The posts which follow combine extracts from Outside FortressEurope: Strategies for the Global Market with additional commentary reflecting ‘hot topics’ and global strategic management challenges arising during the week in which they were entered. The final posts of this series were entered on 3rd May 2019 and the last two are presented as ‘EndNote essays’.

The Bonus Track essay, Be careful what you wish for.  International trade is a two-way street, was added on 1st February 2020, the day that the United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland finally embarked on its post-Brexit international trade adventure.

 

The Global Business Strategy Blog
If this is your first visit to The Global Business Strategy Blog and the Album compiled from it (presented below) please click/tap the ‘Strategic Management Think Tank’ icon above/left to discover its philosophy, scope and objectives.

 

(Please note that in most cases the ‘Context’ and ‘Analysis’ sections are under review and will be added to the posts at a later date. The relevant references relating to the topic under discussion are presented and the posts were entered in ‘real-time’ as per the date indicated. The main subject categories are presented for each post).

 


The Global Business Strategy Album

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The Global Business Strategy Album:  Side One

 

 

March 2019

Foundation essay: Risk, uncertainty, the strategy challenge and organizational response
Global Strategic Management
1st March 2019

Foundation essay: The dimensions of global business strategy
Global Strategic Management | International Business
1st March 2019

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0: A leadership dilemma
Global Strategic Management | Leadership
8th March 2019

It must be Brexit: Nissan join the blame game club. Or do they?
Brexit | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
8th March 2019

Inside Fortress Europe: (Japanese) strategies for the European Single Market and the Trojan Horse pretence
Brexit | International Business | Marketing
8th March 2019

Inside Fortress Europe and the ‘1992 Process’
International Business
15th March 2019

Why all the fuss? A brief history of the WTO
Brexit | Global Strategic Management | International Business
15th March 2019

From ‘branding’ cattle to ‘digital influencers’: A brief history of global brand management
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
15th March 2019

Clash of the Titans: Active investment versus managerialism
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Investment
15th March 2019

Who invented the internet? Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Adam Smith!
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | International Business | Marketing
15th March 2019

A tale of two Chinas: how did it happen and what happens next?
Global Strategic Management | International Business
22nd March 2019

What would Steve say? Has Apple become a follower, not a pioneer?
Brand | Innovation | International Business | Marketing
29th March 2019

 


The Global Business Strategy Album:  Side Two

April 2019

Millennials are so passé. And irrelevant for global marketing strategy design
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Marketing
5th April 2019

Diageo taps into the Japanese psyche: A case of world-class global brand management
Brand | Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Marketing
12th April 2019

Disruptive business processes & ‘tipping points’: Customer preference is sovereign
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | Marketing
19th April 2019

Does cooperation trump competition? Assessing alliances in global business strategy
Global Strategic Management | International Business | Organizational Development
26th April 2019

Deutsche Bank & Commerzbank: What explains the urge to merge?
Global Strategic Management | International Business | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

EndNote essay: Organizational capabilities for global business strategy success
Global Strategic Management | Leadership | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

EndNote essay: A strategic perspective on managing change
Global Strategic Management | Leadership | Organizational Development
3rd May 2019

 


The Global Business Strategy Album: Bonus Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Track Essay: Be careful what you wish for. International trade is a two-way street…
Global Strategic Management | Innovation | International Business | Marketing | Organizational Development
1st February 2020

 


 

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Colin Edward Egan (2018)
Outside Fortress Europe: Strategies for the Global Market
Rugby: Strategic Management Think Tank

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